MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18: James Hird speaks to the media following his resignation as head coach of the Essendon Bombers AFL Football Club at True Vaule Solar Centre on August 18, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Former Essendon captain and coach James Hird looks set to return to the fold at clubland with the three-time ANZAC Day Medalist set to part some of his wisdom on GWS this weekend.

With the Giants in the process of determining their leadership structure for 2022, the club has looked to bring in Essendon's last premiership captain for a few words.

Hird's affiliation with the club comes through GWS assistant coach and former Essendon teammate Mark McVeigh.

James Hird coaching is bound to come under fire. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images.

TheĀ Herald SunĀ is reporting that this opportunity could lead to further involvement at the Giants in the future for Hird, but that no offer of anything permanent or ongoing had been made yet.

Hird's involvement with the Giants isn't a new idea, with the 1996 Brownlow Medalist speaking to the playing group during last year's hub in Melbourne.

Hird stepped down as Essendon coach in 2015 off the back of the club's infamous supplement saga in which Hird was banned for a year for his part in the program.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 30: James Hird presents the Norm Smith Medal to Dustin Martin of the Tigers during the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 30, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The five-time All-Australian was approached by Fremantle in 2019 in a bid to bring him back into the fold of clubland but nothing eventuated from those discussions.

He has made limited appearances in the industry since his presentation of the 2017 Norm Smith Medal to Dustin Martin.